IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project (Project Completed)
Nominators: Canada and United States (leads) and Japan
Recognized by the CSLF at its Melbourne meeting in September 2004, this is a commercial-scale project that will utilize CO2 for enhanced oil recovery at a Canadian oil field. The goal of the project is to determine the performance and undertake a thorough risk assessment of CO2 storage in conjunction with its use in enhanced oil recovery. The work program will encompass four major technical themes of the project: geological integrity; wellbore injection and integrity; storage monitoring methods; and risk assessment and storage mechanisms. Results from these technical themes, when integrated with policy research, will result in a Best Practices Manual for future CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery projects.
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